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authorYinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>2013-04-15 22:23:45 -0700
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>2013-04-17 12:35:32 -0700
commitc729de8fcea37a1c444e81857eace12494c804a9 (patch)
tree9400f7626dcbb7038b524ac2ea73315e6a0b6e55 /Documentation
parent41ef2d5678d83af030125550329b6ae8b74618fa (diff)
x86, kdump: Set crashkernel_low automatically
Chao said that kdump does does work well on his system on 3.8 without extra parameter, even iommu does not work with kdump. And now have to append crashkernel_low=Y in first kernel to make kdump work. We have now modified crashkernel=X to allocate memory beyong 4G (if available) and do not allocate low range for crashkernel if the user does not specify that with crashkernel_low=Y. This causes regression if iommu is not enabled. Without iommu, swiotlb needs to be setup in first 4G and there is no low memory available to second kernel. Set crashkernel_low automatically if the user does not specify that. For system that does support IOMMU with kdump properly, user could specify crashkernel_low=0 to save that 72M low ram. -v3: add swiotlb_size() according to Konrad. -v4: add comments what 8M is for according to hpa. also update more crashkernel_low= in kernel-parameters.txt -v5: update changelog according to Vivek. -v6: Change description about swiotlb referring according to HATAYAMA. Reported-by: WANG Chao <chaowang@redhat.com> Tested-by: WANG Chao <chaowang@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1366089828-19692-2-git-send-email-yinghai@kernel.org Acked-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 4609e81dbc3..cff672da248 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -596,9 +596,6 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
is selected automatically. Check
Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt for further details.
- crashkernel_low=size[KMG]
- [KNL, x86] parts under 4G.
[KNL] Same as above, but depends on the memory
in the running system. The syntax of range is
@@ -606,6 +603,17 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
a memory unit (amount[KMG]). See also
Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt for an example.
+ crashkernel_low=size[KMG]
+ [KNL, x86_64] range under 4G. When crashkernel= is
+ passed, kernel allocate physical memory region
+ above 4G, that cause second kernel crash on system
+ that require some amount of low memory, e.g. swiotlb
+ requires at least 64M+32K low memory. Kernel would
+ try to allocate 72M below 4G automatically.
+ This one let user to specify own low range under 4G
+ for second kernel instead.
+ 0: to disable low allocation.
cs89x0_dma= [HW,NET]
Format: <dma>